India’s largest agri enterprise, Samunnati is an open agri-network to unlock the trillion-dollar plus potential of Indian agriculture with smallholder farmers at the center of it. Staying true to its name, Samunnati stands for collective growth & collective prosperity for the agri ecosystem. Samunnati does this by connecting players across the agriculture value chain and enabling affiliated Farmer Collectives and the larger ecosystem to be more efficient and productive through multiple technology enabled interventions and collaborative partnerships.
Headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Samunnati has presence in more than 100 agri value chains spread over 22 states in India and has powered over $1Bn of gross transaction value in its journey so far. Samunnati currently has access to 1500+ Farmer Collectives with a member base of over 6 million farmers and envisions impacting 1 in every 4 farming households through its network by 2027.
The agriculture sector struggles with need-gaps of organisation, information, and aggregation. It also remains exposed to risks & unpredictability related to production, weather, prices, and policy. As a specialized agri value chain enabler, Samunnati strives to bridge these gaps by working with players across the value chain thereby enabling them to function at a higher equilibrium through timely and customised solutions. Whether it is producer organisations, farmer cooperatives, aggregators, traders on the supply side or demand generators such as processing units, wholesalers, exporters or modern retailers, Samunnati leverages both social and trade capital alongside customised solutions to drive optimal returns and scale for every player in the agri value chain. Samunnati has developed a growth-oriented approach, known as AMLA (Aggregation, Market Linkages and Advisory services) - a framework to unlock opportunities. Samunnati’s Agri Commerce and Agri Finance solutions harness this framework along with Social & Trade capital, to enable non- linear growth across agri value chains.
With technology, a deep understanding of farmers and an open-sourced approach being the pillars of Samunnati’s interventions, a large number of Ag-Tech Companies and Start-Ups in Agriculture have collaborated with Samunnati.
Samunnati creates positive social and environmental impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Of the 17 goals, Samunnati directly impacts 7 SDGs including no poverty, decent work and economic growth, responsible consumption and production, gender equality, zero hunger, reduced inequalities and peace, justice, and strong institutions.